Take a deep breath Atlanta. You got through a steamy June weekend with your wits intact.
Well, you got through it anyway.
Time to reward yourself with something fun, maybe even a bit uplifting to do today. And if you’re feeling really generous, you can bring along some friends or family members to share in the experience. We’ve even come up with something to keep the wee ones entertainly engaged.
OK, exhale. Go!
With a name like that, how can you resist what’s alternately described as an “exhibition and garden party” and “black lights meet flowers?” A group exhibition inspired by the works of Italian artist and Synaesthesia proficient (that means art that stimulates all the senses) Massimo Meda, Ultra Violet also will include original landscapes by Mario Jung and “pop art portraiture” from Federico Lopez. And it all will be displayed in a black light room to “enhance the sensory experience.” Monday-July 30. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday (RSVP on web site). Free. R Alexander Fine Art, 5650 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 770-609-8662, www.ralexanderfineart.com
“THE AMAZING CASTLE”
A magical castle in the heart of the city? Believe it. Just opened this past weekend, this hands-on experience at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta creates “a happy and peaceful little community where every citizen has a special job to do” inside the stone walls of a castle. Youngsters can wear costumes and role play at everything from cooking a royal meal to waking a sleeping dragon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $12.95-$18.95. Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, N.W., Atlanta. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org
“HARRY STYLES WITH KACEY MUSGRAVES”
Back after breaking the hearts of so many who got shut out of his intimate show at the Coca-Cola Roxy last fall, onetime boy band adorbs Styles will join forces with country crooner Musgraves for this show in a larger venue. AJC music writer Melissa Ruggieri last year deemed Styles’s self-titled solo debut album “excellent.” And after attending that Roxy show that sold out in minutes, she wrote that “Styles and his taut four-piece band built an engaging presentation that focused on his self-titled debut, nodded to his mega-famous past and allowed for a couple of covers.” 8 p.m. $39.50-$99.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com
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